Belur Math and Tarakeswar temple will reopen on Wednesday after a long gap. While there will be restricted timings at Belur Math, Tarakeswar temple will allow devotees to enter the garbha griha and pour water on the Shiva linga. Devotees were not allowed inside the garbha griha for fear of Covid spread.
The restricted entry timings at Belur are from 8.30am to 11am and from 3.30pm to 5.15pm. Devotees will have to use masks, sanitse hnds, undergo thermal scanning and follow distancing norms while moving in a single file along a fixed route on the premises. “We will observe how things progress and then bring in some relaxations around mid-April,” said RKM general secretary Swami Suvirananda.
“We have decided to allow devotees to enter the garbha griha and pour water once again after a long gap since the situation has improved,” said Dandiswami Surteshwar Ashram, the Mathadhish or head of Tarakeswar temple.